For a good while I have wanted to make a few reproductions of some of my paper sculpture pieces. That time has come! On Wednesday, June 12th I will be posting two prints for sale here on my website. Here are the details:
Bleed in Green and Bleed in Blue
-Each print will be limited to an edition of 20
-13” x 19” (33.02cm x 48.26 cm) with a printed area of 9.65” x 12.28” (24.50cm x 31.2cm)
-Archival 100gsm paper
-Signed and numbered by yours truly
Also! As a bonus the first 15 orders will receive a copy of my catalogue! (seen here: http://www.joeybates.com/catalogue )
Sign up for my mailing list or email me via the contact page to get first dibs when the prints drop!
1. The Studio Sale is still happening and you should check it out here: http://www.joeybates.com/art-sale-november-2017/
2. Back in the spring and summer of 2017 I built 'Explosion #1' and Jeff Scott Shaw came over a number of Fridays over the course of three months to film the process. Here are the results!
I am honored to be included in this group show at one of my favorite galleries alongside Chris Berens, Camille Rose Garcia, Femke Hiemstra, Josh Keyes, Lindsey Carr, Peter Ferguson, Michael Alm, Scott Musgrove, and more. "Charismatic Megafauna celebrates the magnificent beauty of some of the world’s largest and most spectacular species. Mankind’s fascination with the surrounding wilderness began over 30,000 years ago, leaving stories painted on rocks and caves throughout the world in Indonesia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. The grace, beauty, and mysticism of our earth’s beasts continue to amaze, fascinate, and compel us today. From majestic wolves to powerful tigers and elephants, this year-end show explores the many different and fantastical ways contemporary artists draw inspiration and beauty from the animal kingdom."
Opening December 3rd 6-9pm
Runs through Saturday January 30th
532 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
You can see a preview of the show on Hi-Fructose
I am very pleased to announce that I will be in Out Of Sight:
A survey of contemporary art in the pacific northwest
Curated by: Kirsten Anderson, Sharon Arnold, Greg Lundgren and Sierra Stinson
Dates: July 30 – August 2, 2015
Place: King Street Station – 303 S. Jackson Street, Seattle WA 98104
Hours: July 30th – preview and grand opening party 7:00 – 11:00
July 31 + August 1 – exhibition hours 12:00 – 8:00
Vital 5 is proud to present Out of Sight, a 24,000 square foot survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest. Just a stone’s throw from the Seattle Art Fair (happening at the Centurylink Convention Center during the same weekend), Out of Sight occupies the entirety of the third floor – a raw, industrial space that has until this time, never been open to the public.
Curated by Kirsten Anderson, Sharon Arnold, Greg Lundgren and Sierra Stinson, Out of Sight showcases over 80 emerging and mid-career artists, bringing what we believe is the largest survey of contemporary art happening in the region. Both in scale, proximity and premise, Out of Sight is a bold and audacious exhibit, designed to recognize the immense talent and creativity that our region harbors, and the under-recognized creative capital of our community.
Participating artists include:
Julie Alexander, Julie Alpert, Megumi Shauna Arai, Rick Araluce, JD Banke, Baso, Crystal Barbre, Joey Bates, Jared Bender, Gretchen Bennett, Gala Bent, Zack Bent, Colleen Bratton, John Brophy, Jazz Brown, Bette Burgoyne, Tim Cross, Casey Curran, Sue Danielsen, Jack Daws, Jed Dunkerley, Warren Dykeman, Debbie Faas, Leiv Fagereng, Julia Freeman, Erin Frost, Neal Fryett, Scott Foldesi, Klara Glosova, Mandy Greer, Colleen Hayward, Laura Hamje, Robert Hardgrave, Julia Hensley, Jesse Higman, Jeff Jacobsen, Claire Johnson, Ken Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Izzie Klingles, Kirk Lang, Michael Leavitt, Rich Lehl, Margie Livingston, Francesca Lohmann, Amanda Manitach, Chris McMullen, Jennifer McNeely, Katie Metz, Steven Miller, Ryan Molenkamp, Scott Musgrove, Matthew Offenbacher, Joe Park, Mary Ann Peters, Jason Puccinelli, Cheyenne Randall, Tivon Rice, Ashleigh Rose Robb, Serrah Russell, Sail, Joe Schlicta, Rafael Soldi, Kellie Talbot, Polina Tereshina, Barbara Earl Thomas, Chris Thompson, Kimberly Trowbridge, Joey Veltkamp, Redd Walitzki, Tariqa Waters, Casey Weldon, Chandler Woodfin, Robert Yoder, Claude Zervas, Jennifer Zwick
(additional artists to be announced.)
Out of Sight is a Vital 5 Productions, made possible with these generous sponsorships:
SDoT, Roq la Rue, The Hideout, The Goodship Company, City Arts Magazine and Amtrak.
I have returned to the Evergreen State! While overseas I brought limited supplies and created a series of plant based illustrations. Upon my return I decided to open a little print shop. The art is a bit of a departure from what I am usually showing here. I enjoy mixing it up. (More paper-cut reliefs will be made in 2015) Here is my new shop: Marrow and Leaf
...to all who participated in the art sale this past weekend! It was a great success. Especially big thanks to Ashley Newcomer for her help in building this website and the site page.
For the next few months I will be running around Stockholm and Paris, taking in museums and making new work. I hope to return with a fresh outlook on my art and where I'm headed with it. You are welcome to follow me on instagram and tumblr.
I'm having a huge art sale this coming weekend to shake things up a bit and to press the reset button. I'm looking to clear some space and make way for things to come.
Friday the 12th - Saturday the 13th
I will have 42 pieces at reduced prices here on my website. This work is from the past 6 years and sale prices range from $30 to $500. (Shipping costs will apply)
Sunday the 14th
7737 24th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98117
The director has lent me Agape Childcare Center of Ballard to have the sale. I will have all of the online work and more on view and ready for pick up.
Spend $150 or more and you will receive a FREE 11"x17" print of my latest explosion drawing.
Thank you for your support!
Opening Thursday, May 8, 5-8pm
Through Monday, June 9
504 E Denny Way at Olive Seattle, WA
"I find it compelling that some of the things we find beautiful and otherworldly can be so harmful to our well-being. Of Marrow and Leaf is a collection of cut paper pieces that explore the beauty of deadly plants in conjunction with the human figure. My intention is for these images to evoke a sense of memento mori, the notion that death is constantly present. While the fragility of life is not a revolutionary idea, I value taking pause to reflect on this simultaneously vital and lethal fact."
Preview of select works available upon request, email firstname.lastname@example.org
I dropped the ball. I usually do my annual print giveaway at the end of the year, but the end of 2013 brought a change in residence and an upheaval of the studio. No worries, as the new studio is shaping up nicely. For those of you not familiar with my print giveaway every year, I give out 50 prints as a thank you to all of you that have supported me over the past year. This is open to everyone. Don't be shy!
Here's how the print giveaway works:
Be one of the first 50 people to email email@example.com with your name and mailing address. Easy peasy. Don't forget to include your mailing address, which I'll need so that the print can find its way to you. Prints will be of a piece of art I select and will be sent out in the next two months.
In other news:
I am pleased to announce that I will be a participating artist in Ex Libris: 100 Artists, 100 Bookscurated by Siolo Thompson. You can find more information about the show here: www.100artists100books.com
In May I will be having my first solo show in ages. Information forthcoming.
Thank you for dropping by!